Marvel Comics is launching an all-new spotlight video series devoted to Black Panther. The series aim to merge animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Black Panther timed with his cinematic debut in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and the recent release of the best-selling comic book series.
Marvel has teamed with production house, Bow & Arrow, to release the series of bold hip-hop driven animated videos to present Black Panther, Wakanda, and the Marvel Universe to an all-new audience.
“Black Panther #1 drove new fans into stores across the county [sic], topping the sales charts and selling out in two days,” says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “This series of videos will direct even more eyes toward the most discussed comic book series – and character – of the year.”
The video series launches today with “Black Panther 101” that provides a deep-dive into the history of T’Challa and spotlights why Black Panther is one of Marvel’s greatest heroes of all time. The video is narrated by current Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Following, this video there will be a new “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet” released each month with the latest issue of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther. The “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet” videos will educate new and old fans about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther series through commentary from Mr. Coates, motion graphics, as well as an elevating hip-hop score from some of the world’s largest hip-hop acts.
“After decades of great work done on Black Panther — everyone from Reginald Hudlin to Don McGregor to Christopher Priest — it really is an honor to be writing King T’Challa,” says Coates. “Add to that the masterful performance by Chadwick Boseman as the ruler of Wakanda and it really feels like this is Black Panther’s time.”